Table Talk: Financial Trauma and Transformation
Centering the voices of underrepresented communities, this Table Talk will feature stories of loss and growth along with advice from – Rosa Colin, Nafasi Ferrell, and Stella Gold – who help others to live fully and transform financial trauma. How can we build healthier relationships with money? What are some strategies to plan for ourselves and our loved ones in sickness and in health? And from a broader perspective, what small steps can we take to close the racial wealth gap?
This program is part of the January 2023 Reimagine Series “Grief, Growth, and Money” in which participants explore how to transform financial troubles and trauma into new pathways.
Rosa J. Colin, ASW is a bilingual therapist and a Financial Fitness Coach. She is the Founder & CEO of Mujeres Building Abundance, a coaching platform for Mujeres of Color to re-write their narrative around money and feel empowered and in control of their financial journey. She strongly believes that money is connected to energy; and that the messages we tell ourselves about money can either hurt us physically, emotionally, and spiritually or they can empower us. She is passionate about embarking on this healing and money journey with women of color and supporting them in coming up with financial goals that are aligned with their values and their corazon. Rosa holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Occidental College and a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. @mujeresbuildingabundance
As a community connector, facilitator and event specialist of 10 years, Nafasi Ferrell has focused her life’s work on building bridges, healing and transforming racial and economic equity. Hailing from a community and family rich in diversity of culture and philosophies in Altadena, California, Nafasi understands the importance and struggles of being immersed in many worlds. Nafasi is the founder of Narratives Unbound LLC, a consulting and education company dedicated to advancing racial and economic equity through financial coaching, community workshops and wealth redistribution circles. She equips clients and groups with the knowledge and confidence to understand the colonial history of money, develop a positive relationship with money, tackle debt and create a solid financial future. Nafasi holds two bachelor’s degrees in History and International Relations, and a master’s degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington Bothell. @narrativesunbound
Stella Gold is the CEO of My Gold Standard, a certified Trauma Of Money facilitator, and has over seven years of experience in the fintech and wealth advocacy space. As a queer, nonbinary, first generation filipinx american, creating My Gold Standard empowered them to use their voice, live their truth, and embrace their own financial revolution. The work they do is inclusive of strategies in reaching financial wellbeing, but it is also a deep reflection of your beliefs behind money. This is why they believe in having a humanized, trauma informed approach to your finances. @mygoldstandard
About Table Talk
We recognize that marginalized communities and cultures -- Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian American, Disabled, LGBTQ+, etc. -- have their own unique perspectives and shared truths. All of these groups face tremendous challenges in dealing with serious illness, dying, grief, discrimination. And there is a shared need for platforms to talk about these issues freely in order to connect, learn, heal, remember, and take action.
While individual Table Talks are developed by and for specific communities, we recognize that often these groupings are permeable. Many of us describe more than one group as “home,” and many of us have experienced oppression based on multiple aspects of our intersecting identities: race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and more.
Reimagine invites people of all backgrounds to join us to witness, listen and learn at Table Talk. Ultimately we are creating space rooted in the principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in order for everyone to thrive.
Table Talk is made possible with support from the Fetzer Institute and the John and Wauna Harman Foundation.